Fashions: Hotel Service

The Idea: Free buttonhole flowers.

The Motive: Grander guests (& bigger tips for the washroom man).

The Story: At the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Manhattan, Photios Missailidis and Athanas Harrison conduct the men's main washroom. Each day they place large clusters of small-sized buttonhole flowers (daisies, bachelor-buttons, tube roses, carnations and the like) in vases in their washroom—free buttonhole flowers to any washer-at-the-Ritz.

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